Bio 35:Brain and Behavior is taught in Fall Quarter by Dr. Audrey Lew.

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Dr. Audrey Lew

Course Objective:

Introduction to how the brain works. Biological processes underlying perception, movement, sleep-wake cycles, motivation, language, learning, and memory. Changes in the brain associated with sex differences, drug use, aging, seasons, and time of day. Fundamental properties of the nervous system.

Sample Syllabus:

#Topic
1Introduction
2Human Brain: Basic Aspects
3Introduction to the Nervous System
4Cells of the Nervous System
5Neuronal Communication I
6Neuronal Communication II
7Neurotransmitters
8Neuroanatomy
9Midterm Review
10MIDTERM EXAM I
11Introduction to Perception and the Brain
12Vision
13Face Perception
14Healing
15Smell, Taste
16Touch, Temperature, and Pain
17Brain Plasticity
18Neurogenesis and Neural Stem Cell
19Midterm Review
20No Class – Veteran’s Day
21MIDTERM EXAM II
22Memory
23Sexual Differentiation
24Brain Development
25Addiction
26Sleep
27Stress
28No Class – Thanksgiving Holiday
29Alzheimer’s Disease
30Depression
31Eating
FINAL